Tag Archives: Val Sweeting

Tag Archives: Val Sweeting

Big win in front of home-town crowd for Team Jacobs

December 13, 2016

To say Brad Jacobs got his season back on track would be rude. By most team’s standards, it was never really off track. With a World Curling Tour win in Saskatoon and a Grand Slam runner-up in Okotoks, Alta., it would seem that the Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., foursome was playing at a high level.

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Laycock a step closer to playoffs at 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 3, 2016

BRANDON, Man. — Saskatoon’s Steve Laycock hasn’t had a ton of success at the Home Hardware Canada Cup over the years, but the 34-year-old skip is taking steps to change that in 2016.

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Rivals will be cheering for Epping tonight at Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 2, 2016

BRANDON, Man. – A few of his fiercest competitors will be fans of John Epping tonight.

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Three-way tie for first at Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 1, 2016

BRANDON – It’s getting a little crowded at the top, except maybe underneath Reid Carruthers’ cap, where the occupants are shedding.

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Homan in the hunt at Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 1, 2016

Following a derailment the night before the defending champs got back on track Thursday.

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Sweeting seeks to double up on victories at Wall Grain Classic

November 14, 2016

While the majority of teams were knocked out of the Grand Slam Tour Challenge on Saturday night, there wasn’t exactly a stampede to the Cranbrook, B.C. airport on Sunday morning. Instead, many players skipped the airport exit and drove right on to neighbouring Kimberley, where another big event awaited.

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Tour action from East to West this Thanksgiving weekend

October 7, 2016

It’s not often that the curling’s top teams have to choose between two premier World Curling Tour events on the same weekend. Usually one offers a stronger field, or the opportunity for more money, or points. Such is not the case this Thanksgiving weekend as the competitive curling world is essentially split between east and west. In the east, Toronto’s Stu Sells Tankard is taking place at the High Park Curling Club in Toronto. In the west, the Direct Horizontal Drilling Fall Classic is underway in Edmonton. In each case, 24 teams are battling for a purse of $50,000, and ...

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MQFT with Dana Ferguson

July 7, 2016

This week, John sits down with Dana Ferguson, current second and long-time member of Team Val Sweeting, with whom she has had a ton of success, finishing second at back-to-back Scotties championships, hoisting a Grand Slam title, and playing in just about every major tournament you can imagine. John sat down with Dana as her team prepares to secure a Trials berth this season.

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Field set for 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup in Brandon

June 6, 2016

World and Canadian champions, along with Olympic gold-medallists, will be heading to Brandon, Man., next December for the 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup, it was announced today by Curling Canada.

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Players Championship round-up: Trophies and Trials berths

April 18, 2016

After all the smoke had cleared at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, one thing was clear. Team Brad Gushue of St. John’s was going home a champion and taking a big bonus cheque with him. What wasn’t clear, at first, was the fate of another Olympic champion.

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Curling season still rolling with the Players Championship

April 12, 2016

There was a time when the Men’s World Championship signalled the end of the curling season. Once a winner was crowned, clubs would pull the plug on their compressors, and curlers would go outside to find something called “sunshine” and anxiously polish golf clubs until the ground thawed enough to play.

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Scotties and Tankard playdowns underway

January 20, 2016

As most people were shaking off their New Year’s hangovers, or thinking about taking down the Christmas tree, the competitive curlers across the country were busy playing games, trying to qualify for their various provincial and territorial finals. For many of the successful teams, the last hurdles in the quest for a place in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts or the Tim Hortons Brier begins this week. You can find a complete television schedule for the various provincial championships by clicking here.

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Team Englot prevails at Chinese bonspiel

December 21, 2015

Following the Pinty’s Grand Slam event in Yorkton, Sask., most teams indicated they were ready to head home, unwind, and relax a bit over the holidays. Others, however, opted to stay on the road… REALLY on the road.

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Sweeting sweeps into Home Hardware Canada Cup final

December 5, 2015

Revenge was sweet for Val Sweeting Saturday afternoon. The Edmonton skip responded from being dispatched to a tiebreaker by Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones on Friday to book a spot in Sunday’s women’s final at the 2015 Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing, in Grande Prairie, Alta. Sweeting defeated Jones 5-3 in Saturday afternoon’s semifinal before a pro-Sweeting crowd at Revolution Place. Team Sweeting will play Rachel Homan’s Ottawa-based team, which ran up a 5-1 record to finish first in the round-robin, in Sunday’s women’s final (11 a.m. MT). “They’re (Homan’s team) playing well, but I thought we had really ...

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Team McEwen headed to men’s final at 2015 Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 5, 2015

Mike McEwen took care of his own business, and then he watched gratefully as Kevin Koe did him a favour on an adjacent sheet on Saturday morning at Revolution Place in Grande Prairie, Alta. The end result is that McEwen and his Winnipeg team — third B.J. Neufeld, second Matt Wozniak and lead Denni Neufeld — are one victory away from successfully defending their title at the 2015 Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing. McEwen cruised to a 10-4 win over Saskatoon’s Steve Laycock (2-5) to close out round-robin play on Saturday morning to finish with a 5-2 ...

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